• How to Clean and Store Dildos

    Lovehoney Lifelike Realistic 6 Inch DildoBuying your first dildo is an exciting experience but learning how to clean it isn't quite as thrilling. However, with a little practice you'll discover that sex toy maintenance is actually very easy and quick to do!

    First, establish what material your dildo is made from. You can find this out by checking the packaging it came in or looking at the product details.

    Once you know what material it is, simply check our guide below to find out exactly what you need to do to keep your dildo in tip-top shape.



    Glass Dildos

    Lovehoney Ribbed Orgasmic Glass DildoMade of reinforced, shatter-proof glass, these dildos really couldn't be easier to clean. In fact, they're dishwasher safe - just like a Pyrex casserole dish! Although we wouldn't advise putting them in the same wash together.

    If you don't fancy putting your glass dildo in the dishwasher, simply wash it in warm water, using a little Lovehoney Fresh Sex Toy Cleaner on any bumps or ridges to guarantee complete cleanliness, then dry with a clean tissue or soft cloth.

    Glass dildos will never damage or react with any of your other sex toys but for extra protection, Lovehoney branded glass dildos come with their own velvet pouch.


    Jelly Rubber and Rubber Dildos

    Toy Joy Dazzling Extra Thick Jelly CockMost rubber dildos are slightly porous meaning that if you don't clean them properly, bacteria can build up and cause infections and discomfort. To prevent this from happening, you can do two things:

    1. Use a brand new condom over your dildo each time you use it.

    2. Wash it in warm water, paying careful attention to any bumps, ridges or areas where bacteria can gather, spray it thoroughly with Lovehoney Fresh Sex Toy Cleaner then pat dry with a soft cloth.

    Certain types of rubber will react with other sex toy materials so we advise storing them separately in a cool, moisture-free place, away from direct sunlight.


    Metal Dildos

    njoy Pure Wand Stainless Steel DildoMetal dildos really are a work of art! Beautifully crafted from stainless steel or anodized aluminium, these rigid sex toys are amazing to use and easy to clean.

    Wash in hot water, wipe over with a damp cloth or spray with Sex Toy Cleaner. Whichever way you choose to clean your metal dildo, just be sure to avoid abrasive cleaning agents otherwise you'll lose that lustrous shine.

    Storage is easy as your metal dildo will not react with any other materials, although they do look great when presented on a mantelpiece as beautiful (albeit kinky) art pieces!


    Realistic Feel Dildos

    Lovehoney Lifelike Realistic 8 Inch DildoPleasureSkin, UR3, CyberSkin, Loveclone, Futurotic Plus, Real-Skin, Sensafirm, Soft-Touch - whatever you call it, it basically translates to an ultra realistic sex toy that looks and feels fantastic!

    To clean your realistic feel dildo you need to make sure you get into every lump, bump, ridge and vein to prevent bacteria building up. The best way to do this is by rinsing it under hot water, spraying it with Lovehoney Fresh Sex Toy Cleaner, rubbing it gently, then repeating two or three times.

    You may find that your realistic feel dildo becomes sticky or tacky after cleaning, but by dusting it with a little cornstarch/cornflour or slipping a condom over it before each use; you'll increase the life of your dildo dramatically.

    Store separately in a cool, dark place and prevent it from touching other sex toys which may react with it.


    Silicone Dildos

    Lovehoney Satisfy Me G-Spot Silicone DildoSilicone dildos are hard wearing, heat retaining, non-porous, ultra strong and body safe.

    To clean your silicone dildo, you have 3 choices:

    1. Pop it in the dishwasher.

    2. Boil it for a few minutes.

    3. Wipe it clean with a wet cloth and sex toy cleaner.

    Be sure to store your silicone dildos separately from other silicone sex toys, or they may react with one another. Also remember never to use silicone lube with a silicone dildo.


    Need more help?

    You can Contact Customer Care, who will be able to advise you. You can send an email any time, and telephone or live chat to an experienced advisor from 8am-10pm Monday-Friday and 8am-4pm Saturday.

    The other great place to look for people's advice on sex toys is on the Lovehoney Forum, where our community is on hand 24/7 to give their opinions and tips.

    Contact Lovehoney Customer Care | Visit The Lovehoney Forum


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